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Zambia Update

We started rotations last week at the teaching hospital and have been learning so much. We’ve been able to meet and interact with several other students there, one of whom submitted their life to Christ. We are still waiting for Bible studies at the university to resume after the break, but hopefully we will get involved there soon as well! In the meantime we’ve had some opportunities to get to know the Navigators staff; they’re very intentional and welcoming to us! God is challenging our team to think in “supernatural” or heavenly ways, as Colossians 3:1-4 talks about. Instead of being focused on earthly comforts and transient things, we are called to set ourselves on things of heaven–that being the Word of God–and His image bearers who need to hear it.

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Early Summer Teams

Here are pictures from some of our teams thus far.  For more updates, follow CedarvilleGO on Instagram or Facebook.

 

ATLANTA

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May be an image of 14 people, people standing and outdoorsThe team spent time with refugees, providing clinics, learning about different cultures, and loving people with the gospel.

May be an image of 7 people, people standing and outdoorsOf course coffee is important.  The team hung out a refugee coffee shop dedicated to training refugees to be baristas so they can get a sustainable job.

 

TOGO NURSING

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May be an image of 1 person, standing and indoorTeaching about health and wellness.

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May be an image of babyJenna and Abby were able to work the baby vaccine clinic and made some sweet little friends.

May be an image of 5 people, people standing and outdoorsThe team showing off their cool “tattoos” designed by their tour guide during a hike.

 

PITTSBURGH
The team got to work with a local church plant throughout the week and even lead worship at a baptism in a park with several members from the church.

 

GUATEMALA

The team spent their time serving two groups of children at Campamento Canaan in Chimaltenango.

 

NEW YORK CITY

The team assisted Urban Nations Outreach in opening their English classes after being shut down for over a year as a result of the pandemic.  They taught English, prepared the classrooms for further ministry this summer, and built relationships with families in the community.

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GO Summer 2021

Follow along with Cedarville Global Outreach this summer as we take the gospel to the nations!  If you would like to pray for each of our teams, you can download the Prayer Brochure here: https://www.cedarville.edu/-/media/Files/PDF/Ministry/Summer-Missions-Prayer-Brochure.pdf

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The Church: God’s Means to Bring Hope to the World

Meet Lydia Quandt! She is a senior nursing major who went on a Global Outreach Medical Missions Trip to South Asia. Her trip took place in the summer of 2019.

She shared with us in an interview about some of her favorite memories from the trip, as well as ways that she saw God moving for His glory. Her trip involved partnership with both the Nursing and Pharmacy departments here at Cedarville, and a ministry in South Asia with which Cedarville is connected.

The group visited four cities in ten days and taught people about hygiene, first aid, and CPR.

The main way she saw God moving was through the church, interacting with beautiful brothers and sisters in Christ. Lydia said that the cities were spiritually dark and she shared, “I learned to value the Church so much more when I was on this trip.”

One of her favorite memories was standing on top of the roof of a church. As a team, they were reflecting on the fact that this was the only church in the whole city and they all saw the Lord shining His light from above down on the church. “The church is God’s means to bring His hope to the world.” Lydia encourages students to give control to God so He can use them as His light and hope.

By Maria Salow, GO Council for Global Outreach

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Praying for Guidance & Tentatively Planning

Happy New Year!  We are praying for the Lord’s guidance as we tentatively plan summer mission opportunities.  We know that with COVID-19 there will be adjustments in how we plan, but we would like to encourage you to pray with us and consider joining a team to serve overseas or domestically this summer.  For more information on opportunities to go, click HERE or contact globaloutreach@cedarville.edu.

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I Will Be Exalted Among The Nations

Among many cancellations that happened in the past couple of weeks, we announced last week that Cedarville Global Outreach trips are canceled for this coming summer.  This of course was difficult news for GO staff as well as the faculty, staff, and students who had been praying, planning, and fundraising.  I was planning on leading a trip this summer myself so I was feeling the weight of disappointment on that level as well.

However, in the midst of confusion and disappointment, in the middle of the wondering, God speaks to us from His Word.  The morning the announcement was made, I was reading Psalm 46.  I came across the very well known and often quoted phrase in verse 10, Be still and know that I am God”.

But how perfectly paired with that phrase is the next one, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  God knows exactly what He is doing.  He can work without our help!  Be still, and watch Him.  He will be exalted among the nations.  Nothing can stop Him.

Let’s watch and pray.  Pray for the missionaries you were supposed to be serving with this summer.  Pray for the people you were supposed to be ministering to.  Pray for God’s glory to be known!

We in Global Outreach are so grateful for many of you who were willing to bring gospel hope to a different part of the world.  Lord willing you’ll have opportunity in the future to see that desire fulfilled.  Let’s trust that in the waiting, that in the quiet, while the world is “on hold” we can be still and know that He will be exalted.

–Keith Holcomb, Global Outreach Staff

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Soccer Team Update

An enjoyable time meeting university students in Lisbon talking life, playing beach soccer and enjoying company. Many special conversations took place planting seeds of our gospel hope.

A time of sharing after a game against Estoril Praia. Soccer is a beautiful bridge for gospel conversation! This night in particular individuals were particularly receptive to what we shared.
Sharing the hope for which we play the beautiful game following a match against Amora Futebol Clube. The five portuguese speaking players on our team were able to translate as testimonies and reasons for for faith were shared.
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Atlanta Update

One of the unique experiences of the Atlanta team is that they get to learn about other cultural and religious practices and beliefs.

The medical team set up a pop-up clinic to do health screenings for refugees and other members of the local community.

The team went to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.  The white wall pictured above shows the Civil Rights Laws that have been passed.

Pharmacy, Nursing, and Pre-medical students assisted at the Grace Village Medical Clinic.

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Eleuthera Update

A quick look at the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other before heading to camp.

The Eleuthera team before church on Sunday morning! We attended a Haitian Church, Palmetto Point Church of the Nazarene. Joe Gerber prepared a little sermon, Quinn Naegeli and Lexi Groters shared their testimonies, and the team sang In Christ Alone & How Great is Our God.

The team exploring the south side of Eleuthera!

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Memphis Update

Our team started on Ms. Doris’ home bright and early Monday morning! We were able to take all of the old shingles off and replace wood that was unstable. While roofing was our main activity, our overall goal was to embody what Jesus described as the Church in Matthew 16:13-28. Don’t worry Moms and Dads, we kept our harnesses on!  #CUGO